Georgian President visits wounded special squad soldier in hospital
Georgia, Tbilisi, Aug 30 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
On Thursday President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili visited special squad soldier Zurab Zurabishvili wounded during clashes in Lobota gorge.
As Saakashvili told reporters, the soldier struck a mine and a special operation was conducted for his salvation.
He said the special squad soldier was wounded at 01:30, and then there was a long job to save him.
"During this difficult rescue operation a doctor of special forces was killed, but it was possible to save Zurab's life, and it is an achievement of many people, including doctors of the hospital," Saakashvili said, noting that Zurabishvili - participant of the Georgian-Russian war in 2008 and has rewards.
The president noted that he personally followed the rescue operation.
Saakashvili criticized the part of the opposition, which "is an unprincipled and without honor."
"They do not believe that there are people who are willing to defend their country and give their life, because they have no honor, inventing some versions and innuendo to discredit our heroes. I assure everyone that there are many people in Georgia, who are ready to defend their country," the president said.